Disability support

At #DMUglobal we try our best to ensure that our opportunities are as inclusive as possible, and we understand that everyone is different. Our aim is to help all students have a positive experience and this page provides information about what support is available for students with disabilities.

Taking part in a #DMUglobal experience

In the first instance you can always come speak to us and we will be happy to give you more information about the opportunity that you are interested in. Alternatively, the academic trip lead (listed on the opportunity advert) can offer more specific information about the trip activities.

The next action you need to take is to apply for the #DMUglobal opportunity by completing the online application form which you can find on the opportunity advert. Support and advice for completing the form is available through the #DMUglobal office if needed.

Once your application has been processed and you have been offered a place on a #DMUglobal opportunity, as a part of formally accepting your place you will be required to complete the Confidential Information Form to disclose any additional needs and requirements you may have. You can confidently use this part of the application process to tell us about disabilities, on-going health conditions or impairments which may affect your experience. This also includes conditions such as mental health conditions, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Specific Learning Differences and Epilepsy.

Once this information has been received the #DMUglobal team will work with you and the university’s Disability Advice and Support (DAS) team to assess your needs and support you in identifying any reasonable adjustments required to help you take part in the #DMUglobal opportunity. The #DMUglobal team can also advise you on accessing additional funding. If your chosen #DMUglobal opportunity isn’t the best choice for you, we will work with you to find an alternative solution.


Previous Experiences

Here you can find out how #DMUglobal has helped students take part in overseas experiences.

New York 810

Chris Samuel

Despite having a number of chronic health conditions and restricted mobility, Chris was able to visit New York with the support of #DMUglobal

Krupa Maisuria

Overcoming serious anxiety, Krupa was able to take part in a society-led experience with the support of #DMUglobal.


Resources

Below you will be able find links to resources where you can access more support and advice.

Disability Advice and Support at DMU

Disability Advice and Support (DAS) at DMU are a friendly, confidential team that can offer advice and guidance for current students and applicants to the University.  If you would like to discuss disclosing your disability and what reasonable adjustments you may need on your #DMUglobal trip, please email disability@dmu.ac.uk or mentalhealthadvice@dmu.ac.uk and an appointment can be arranged for you.

Alternatively, for more information please visit their webpage.

External links

Here you will find some useful resources aimed at travellers with disabilities:

FCO Foreign travel for disabled people

Citizens Advice for disabled travellers

Association for British Travel Agents (ABTA) – Accessible Travel

Tourism For All